AICC: Government harrasing Cong workers

PANAJI: All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and in-charge of Goa desk, Digvijaya Singh who is on a two-day visit to Goa, condemned the state government's "atrocities" against some Congress workers.

Just 6 of 40 MLAs file statements of assets

PANAJI: August 1 is the last day for elected representatives, ministers, MLAs and sarpanchas to file statements of assets and liabilities before Lokayukta, but so far only six MLAs have filed their statements of assets and liabilities.

Goa's CIC, SIC to be selected tomorrow

PANAJI: The crucial meeting to select Goa's new information commissioners is scheduled for July 29. Three names have been shortlisted for the post of chief information commissioner (CIC) and six for state information commissioner (SIC).

PANAJI: Not naming any politician directly, the directorate of mines and geology on Friday filed a criminal complaint in the illegal mining case before the crime branch. It also requested the police to file an FIR against persons identified in the reports of the Supreme Court-appointed central empowered committee (CEC), Shah commission and public accounts committee (PAC). It further forwarded a copy of the complaint to the state government to refer the matter to the Lokayukta for recovery of losses and investigations into other civil issues.

SEZ developers pleas opposed in SC

PANAJI: Seeking dismissal of petitions filed by SEZ developers, the state government has pointed out before the Supreme Court that several irregularities were committed by the Congress government while allotting the SEZ land and also expressed apprehensions that the identity of Goa would be under threat due to migration of labour to work in SEZ.

PANAJI: Stung by protests against the delay in appointment of information commissioners, the state government on Tuesday made public the names of persons who figure in the shortlist for the posts of chief information commissioner and state information commissioner.

NGO seeks CBI probe into mining scam

PANAJI: Margao-based environmental NGO, Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee, has filed a petition in the high court of Delhi seeking a CBI probe into the "illegal plunder of mines" and "clandestine export of iron ore worth over 625 crore".

Panel to meet over CIC, SIC selection next week

PANAJI: A three-member committee headed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar will meet next week to select the chief information commissioner (CIC) and state information commission (SIC).

RTI activist on hunger strike

PANAJI: Right to Information (RTI) activist Rajan Ghate resorted to an indefinite hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the failure of the government to appoint a chief information commissioner and a state information commissioner.

Committee set up to galvanize Congress

PANAJI: As part of its renewed efforts to galvanize the party in the state, a state coordination committee headed by AICC general secretary in charge of Goa desk Digvijay Singh has been constituted.

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